Blackberry Flan Ice Cream

Blackberry flan ice cream

I am not sure if this could be called a flan ice cream, after all, what makes flan different from every other custard is the delicious caramel it is baked in. But this ice cream neither has caramel nor it’s baked before freezing. Anyway I am still calling it a flan ice cream because it was delicious and creamy like the flans my mom makes.

Blackberry flan ice cream


Blackberry Flan Ice Cream
Recipe type: Dessert
  • •3 cups blackberries
  • •1 can evaporated milk
  • •4-6 0z. cream cheese (optional)
  • •1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • •16 0z. heavy cream
  • •4 eggs
  • •1 tsp vanilla extract
  • •juice of one lemon
  • •mint leaves for garnish
  1. Blend together blackberries, evaporated milk and cream cheese.
  2. In a medium pot warm together condensed milk and heavy cream.
  3. In a bowl whisk eggs slightly. Slowly whisk in the warm milk.
  4. Return milk to the pot and add the blackberry milk, vanilla and lemon juice.
  5. Heat up the mixture over low heat. Keep stirring with a heat-proof spatula scraping the bottom of the pot.
  6. When the mixture thickens enough to coat the spatula (around 140°F) turn off the heat and let mixture cool in the fridge no more than 4 hours to keep the berry flavor fresh.
  7. Follow ice cream machine directions to finish making ice cream.

I must confess that this is the first ice cream I made this year, but the wait was worth it. Now that I have experimented with custard ice creams I have a lot of ideas I want to try. We haven’t had a very hot summer here in Ohio this year (thank the gods), but that is not a problem when it comes to eating ice cream in our house. It can be -2o degrees outside and we still enjoy our frozen treats.

Blackberry flan ice cream

Don’t forget that the Homemade challenge this month is still ice cream, very suiting since July is National Ice Cream month! So visit our forum and share with us your delicious ice cream recipes.

I am also sending this entry to the Ice Cream Social Challenge brought to you by ScottySnacks, SavortheThyme and Tangle Noodle.

Joy of Desserts will publish the We All Scream for Ice Cream Roundup on July 31st. Don’t forget to participate.

¡Buen provecho!


  • The cream cheese sounds great in this! I love ice cream year-round too, but I think I eat even more of it in the summer.

  • Ben, under creative license, you can call your recipe anything you like. I’m certain that your ice cream is as smooth as your mom’s flan. I’ve never been a fan of blackerries, but I bet your recipe would be good with raspberries or blueberries. What do you think. My Lily just made her first batch of ice cream ever. Granted it was only vanilla, but she made something she had never made before. AND that’s why you and I (and all other bloggers) are here. To get people to try new foods, new cooking and baking methods, new adventiures. If we had ice cream here in El Paso right now, it would melt in the bowl 😮 Abrazos!

  • Very, very nice, Ben. I have to say the ingredient list in this recipe is great. When I choose ice cream recipes, I’m usually horrified at the amount of heavy cream and eggs, but I like the combo in yours. It sounds tangy! Absolutely beautiful presentation ; )

  • I think this is the beauty of having your own blog – you get to call stuff whatever you want!
    And regardless of the technicalities, this looks delicious!!

  • wow…some really serious food porn here.

  • I am dying for those ice creams! They look too good to be real….your photos…fascinating..
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  • That sounds so good & the pictures are gorgeous!

  • Oh my – I don’t care what you call it – it just looks delicious!!

  • Just posted my Ice Cream in the Forum…

  • Oh. My. Goodness. This looks amazing. I want to eat it, all of it. Thanks for the recipe, my ice cream maker will be busy.

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